Last week’s reform of U.S. Senate rules regarding filibusters has been frowned upon by certain critics who seem to have been unduly influenced by a certain Hollywood movie.
Scott Lemieux ARGUES AGAINST SUCH NONSENSE:
The detonation of the “nuclear option” against the filibuster for executive branch and most judicial-branch appointments was an obvious win for progressives. If, as seems likely, the use of the nuclear option puts the filibuster on the road to complete oblivion, this is an even bigger win for progressives, as the filibuster is a reactionary device both in theory and in practice. And yet, many ...